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Lyr Req: Songs from How the West Was Won

Sorcha 16 Sep 05 - 04:18 PM
Joe Offer 20 Aug 15 - 12:15 AM
cnd 20 Aug 15 - 12:45 AM
Thomas Stern 20 Aug 15 - 07:52 AM
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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: how the west was won
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 Sep 05 - 04:18 PM

There was another request for this, here, and I never did find it.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: How the West Was Won
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Aug 15 - 12:15 AM

Robert Rodriquez told me this evening that there were many, many folk songs used in the 1963 movie How the West Was Won. I think I saw the movie only once, many years ago. It was done in the Cinerama widescreen format, and the novelization of the movie was written by none other than Louis L'Amour.

But I don't remember the music from the movie. What songs were used in it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: How the West Was Won
From: cnd
Date: 20 Aug 15 - 12:45 AM

IMDb has quite the list of songs included in the movie:

Home in the Meadow to the theme of Greensleves, sung twice: once at the intro by Debbie Reynolds, Karl Malden, Agnes Moorehead and others, and once at the end by Debbie Reynolds, George Peppard, Carolyn Jones and children

Raise a Ruckus performed by Debbie Reynolds, lyrics adapted by Johnny Mercer

A fragment of Wait for the Hoedown, sung by Reynolds again

What Was Your Name in the States? again performed by Debbie

I'm Bound for the Promised Land, with music and lyrics by Ken Darby and Robert Emmett Dolan

Shenandoah sung by Ken Darby

(Fifteen Miles On) the Erie Canal is a traditional song sung by Dave Guard and The Whiskeyhill Singers

Rock of Ages with lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady, and performed by "all" at the Prescotts' burial

Nine Hundred Miles from Home; lyrics by Ken Darby, sung by "a Chorus"

When Johnny Comes Marching Home sung by Ken Darby

Battle Hymn of the Republic sung by "a chorus"

Come Share My Life, written and sung by Alfred Newman

On The Banks of Sacramento, music by Newman, lyrics by Darby

Overture: I'm Bound for the Promised Land/Shenandoah/Endless Prairie (possibly what Sorcha was referring to?), with music and lyrics by Darby and Robert Emmett Dolan, sung by Dave Guard & The Whiskeyhill Singers

Poor Wayfarin' Stranger sung by Dave Guard

First Kiss with music by Newman and sung by Carl Fortina

Careless Love by H.D. Handy, Martha Koenig and Spencer Williams, and sung by Judy Henske and The Whiskeyhill Singers

A Railroader's Bride I'll Be; music by Newman and sung by Judy Henske

No Goodbye written by Alfred Newman, and performed by Laurindo Almeida and Carl Fortina

Shenandoah (again), this time performed by Tommy Morgan

Miss Bailey's Ghost performed by Imogene Clark and Carl Fortina

So, in other words, just a couple songs

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs from How the West Was Won
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 20 Aug 15 - 07:52 AM

fwuw - this is the album listing I have.
Best wishes, Thomas.

RCA VICTOR   LOP/LSO 6070                2xLP 1960 gatefold/booklet
Bear Family BCD 16634 AR                   CD Jul 17, 2007
How the West was won.
adapted from the Life magazine series by Shanna Alexander

Exploring the Wild New Land:

-- Shenandoah (Across the Wide Missouri)
Chorus & Orchestra
-- Extract from Carl Sandburg
Bing Crosby
-- Bound for the Promised Land
Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney
-- En Roulant Ma Boule Roulant
Bing Crosby, narration, with Jack Halloran Singers
-- Lupita Divina
Bing Crosby, narration, with Tarrytown Trio
-- The Sioux Indians
Sam Hinton
-- Extract from Carl Sandburg
Bing Crosby

Travelers of the Great Trails:

-- Crossing the Plains
Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney
-- Buffalo Boy
Sam Hinton
-- Sweet Betsy from Pike
Rosemary Clooney
-- Ox Driving Song
Jimmie Driftwood
-- Will You Go West with Me
Sam Hinton

Ranchers and Indian Raiders

-- Buffalo Gals
Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney
-- General Custer
Jimmie Driftwood
-- All "Pewtrified"
Bing Crosby, narration
-- Will You Come to the Bower
Bing Crosby
-- Bile Them Cabbage Down
Sam Hinton
-- Green Grow the Lilacs
Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney

The Great Gold Rush Days

-- A Ripping Trip
Sam Hinton
-- What Was Your Name In the States
Jimmie Driftwood
-- California Ball
Rosemary Clooney
-- When I Went Off to Prospect
Bing Crosby
-- Lane County Bachelor
Sam Hinton
-- Old Settler's Song
Bing Crosby

The Railroads

-- Drill Ye Tarriers Drill!
Jack Halloran Singers
-- A Railroader's Bride I'll Be
Rosemary Clooney
-- 900 Miles
Bing Crosby


-- Billy the Kid
Jimmie Driftwood
-- Hand Me, Oh Hang Me!
Bing Crosby
-- Jesse James
Jimmie Driftwood

Settlers and Civilization

-- Skip To My Lou
Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney
-- Crawdad Song
Tarrytown Trio
-- Careless Love
Rosemary Clooney
-- Hell in Texas
Sam Hinton
-- Jennie Jenkins
Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney

Cowboys - The Last Frontiersman

-- The Streets of Laredo
Bing Crosby
-- Down by the Brazos
Sam Hinton
-- Git Along Little Doggies
Bing Crosby
-- Buckskin Joe
Bing Crosby
-- Red River Valley
Bing Crosby

The Mormons

-- The Handcart Song
The Deseret Mormon Choir
-- The Spirit of God Like a Fire Is Burning
The Deseret Mormon Choir
-- Come, Come Ye Saints
The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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